Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show

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New York Times bestselling author Orson Scott Card founded the online magazine Intergalactic Medicine Show in 2006. It has been a big success, drawing submissions from well-known science fiction and fantasy writers, as well as fostering some amazing new talents. This collection contains some of the best of those stories. There is fiction from David Farland, Tim Pratt, and David Lubar, among others, and four new Ender Universe stories by Card himself. This collection is sure to appeal to Card’s fans and will serve as a great ambassador to them for these other talented writers. The contents are: Foreword by Orson Scott Card Introduction: The Story behind the Stories by Edmund R. Schubert “In the Eyes of the Empress’ Cat” by Bradley F. Beaulieu “Mazer in Prison” by Orson Scott Card “Tabloid Reporter to the Stars” by Eric James Stone “Audience” by Ty Franck “The Mooncalfe” by David Farland “Cheater” by Orson Scott Card “Dream Engine” by Tim Pratt “Hats Off” by David Lubar “Eviction Notice” by Scott M. Roberts “To Know All Things That Are in the Earth” by James Maxey “Beats of Seven” by Peter Orullian “Pretty Boy” by Orson Scott Card “Respite” by Rachel Ann Dryden “The Box of Beautiful Things” by Brian Dolton “Taint of Treason” by Eric James Stone “Call Me Mr. Positive” by Tom Barlow “A Young Man with Prospects” by Orson Scott Card “Ender’s Homecoming” by Orson Scott Card – a special audio-only bonus

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Summary

Summary

New York Times bestselling author Orson Scott Card founded the online magazine Intergalactic Medicine Show in 2006. It has been a big success, drawing submissions from well-known science fiction and fantasy writers, as well as fostering some amazing new talents. This collection contains some of the best of those stories.

There is fiction from David Farland, Tim Pratt, and David Lubar, among others, and four new Ender Universe stories by Card himself. This collection is sure to appeal to Card’s fans and will serve as a great ambassador to them for these other talented writers.

The contents are:

Foreword by Orson Scott Card
Introduction: The Story behind the Stories by Edmund R. Schubert
“In the Eyes of the Empress’ Cat” by Bradley F. Beaulieu
“Mazer in Prison” by Orson Scott Card
“Tabloid Reporter to the Stars” by Eric James Stone
“Audience” by Ty Franck
“The Mooncalfe” by David Farland
“Cheater” by Orson Scott Card
“Dream Engine” by Tim Pratt
“Hats Off” by David Lubar
“Eviction Notice” by Scott M. Roberts
“To Know All Things That Are in the Earth” by James Maxey
“Beats of Seven” by Peter Orullian
“Pretty Boy” by Orson Scott Card
“Respite” by Rachel Ann Dryden
“The Box of Beautiful Things” by Brian Dolton
“Taint of Treason” by Eric James Stone
“Call Me Mr. Positive” by Tom Barlow
“A Young Man with Prospects” by Orson Scott Card
“Ender’s Homecoming” by Orson Scott Card – a special audio-only bonus

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Features noteworthy SF and fantasy stories from a bumper crop of talented new authors. Four new Enderverse stories from Card will initially draw genre fans, but the stories from lesser-known writers are the compilation's real driving force. James Maxey’s provocative ‘To Know All Things That Are in the Earth’ takes a decidedly skeptical look at the Rapture; David Farland’s ‘The Mooncalfe’ puts an interesting—and unique—spin on oft-trod Arthurian legend; and Tom Barlow’s brilliantly sardonic ‘Call Me Mr. Positive’ explores isolation on a deep-space mission gone tragically awry. If the quality of these stories is any indication, IGMS has as much promise as the newcomers it showcases.” Publishers Weekly
“This collection of eighteen stories from Card’s e-zine takes its title from his belief that writers getting readers to suspend disbelief is like old-fashioned medicine-show hawkers convincing customers that their patented elixirs will work. On the whole, he and Schubert have selected well, even if five of the eighteen are Ender universe stories by Card himself…Adding value are the authors’ afterwords, which disclose the remarkable diversity of ways writers reach the Web or the page and how Card influences new writers.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card, the author of the New York Times bestseller Ender’s Game, has won several Hugo and Nebula awards for his works of speculative fiction. His Ender novels are widely read by adults and younger readers and are increasingly used in schools. Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy, American-frontier fantasy, biblical novels, poetry, plays, and scripts.

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Author Bio: Tom Barlow

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Author Bio: Bradley P. Beaulieu

Bradley Beaulieu fell in love with fantasy from the moment he began reading The Hobbit in third grade. While Bradley earned a degree in computer science and engineering and worked in the information technology field for years, he could never quite shake his desire to explore other worlds. He went on to write the Lays of Anuskaya series as well as the Song of Shattered Sands series. He has published work in the Realms of Fantasy Magazine, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Writers of the Future 20, and several anthologies. He has won the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Award and earned a Gemmell Morningstar Award nomination. Learn more about Bradley by visiting his website, Quillings.com.

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Author Bio: Brian Dolton

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Author Bio: Rachel Ann Dryden

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Author Bio: David Farland

David Farland is the pseudonym of Dave Wolverton, an American author of fantasy fiction who lives in Utah with his wife and five children. He was a budding author during his college years but came to prominence when he won the Writers of the Future L. Ron Hubbard Gold Award for On My Way to Paradise in 1987. He has achieved much renown in the science fiction field, but fans may know him best as the author of Star Wars novels; The Courtship of Princess Leia was met with acclaim from critics and readers alike and became a New York Times bestselling novel.

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Author Bio: Ty Franck

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Author Bio: David Lubar

David Lubar grew up in Morristown, New Jersey. His books include Hidden Talents, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; Flip, a VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror selection; and the short-story collections In the Land of the Lawn Weenies and Invasion of the Road Weenies. He lives in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, with his wife, daughter, and three cats.

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Author Bio: James Maxey

James Maxey is the author of the Bitterwood fantasy trilogy, Nobody Gets the Girl, Burn Baby Burnthe Dragon Apocalypse series, and numerous short stories.

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Author Bio: Peter Orullian

Peter Orullian has worked at Microsoft for nearly a decade, most recently leading the music and entertainment marketing strategy for Xbox LIVE. He has published several short stories and is the author of The Great Defense of the Layosah, The Unremembered, and The Battle of the Round, among others. He lives in Seattle.

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Author Bio: Tim Pratt

Tim Pratt’s work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories: 2005, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, Strange Horizons, Realms of Fantasy, Asimov’s, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and Year’s Best Fantasy, among many others. Pratt, an editor for Locus magazine, lives in Oakland, California.

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Author Bio: Scott M. Roberts

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Author Bio: Eric James Stone

Eric James Stone is a Nebula Award winner and Hugo Award nominee. He has had stories published in Year’s Best SF 15AnalogNature, and Kevin J. Anderson’s Blood Lite anthologies of humorous horror, among others. He lives in Eagle Mountain, Utah.

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Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 12.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English